NYC’s segregated public school systems
New York City has one of the most segregated public school systems in the country. The vast gap between rich and poor, and often different races, is reflected in classrooms from the most neglected to the best-funded. We look at how a system that was supposed to bridge a historical social divide has become a symbol for the fault lines underlying America’s social structure.
Remains of missing Native American children continue to be identified
The remains of dozens of missing Native American children have been identified in unmarked mass graves near the old grounds of the Rapid City Indian School, closed in 1933. For decades, elders in the community spoke about terrible practices and buried truths, but only recently have those stories been unearthed
The price of police violence and racial injustice
According to a recent study published by The Lancet, nearly a thousand people die in police shootings each year in the United States. Although half of the people shot and killed by police are white, minorities are shot at a disproportionate rate across the country. The evidence suggests an underlying issue of systemic racism in policing.
Hatred and fear fuel rising hate crimes against Asian Americans
Hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S. have been rising steadily since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Tensions are especially high in the Bay Area in Northern California, where many Asian-American and Pacific Islanders live.
Remembering George Floyd
In May 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer. The event was recorded by a bystander. The nearly nine-minute video went viral, sparking global outrage and protests in cities across the U.S. In 2020, more than a thousand people died in the U.S. from police shootings. African Americans are more than twice as likely to be shot by officers than white Americans.